Testing Shoe Leather at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards

ID: SIA Acc. 06-135 [SIA2015-004746]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1939

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-135, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2015-004746

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Summary

Everett Leland Wallace (1888-1974), of the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, demonstrates a "walking machine" that tests the leather uppers of shoes. The machine simulated the flexing of a shoe as a person walked in it.

Subject

  • Wallace, Everett Leland 1888-1974
  • United States National Bureau of Standards

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-135, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2015-004746

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1939
  • June 1939

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • Copyright Not Evaluated

Topic

  • Testing-machines
  • Shoes

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 06-135 [SIA2015-004746]

Physical description

Photographic prints; 8 x 10